The Mets manager, as I write this, is still Jerry Manuel, but between the way the Mets have played lately and the leaks that they have already settled on a replacement, former Diamondbacks manager and current Met scout Bob Melvin, it might not be too long until there is a new on field boss in Flushing.

Now we are hearing, via Ken Rosenthal from Fox Sports, that if or when the Mets fire Manuel there is likely to be at least one coach to go with him.

Here is more from Rosenthal:

First-base coach Razor Shines, a confidante of Manuel’s, would be the coach most likely to lose his job, major-league sources say.

Third-base coach Chip Hale would be the most likely to stay – he previously served under Manuel’s expected replacement, Bob Melvin, with the Diamondbacks.

Hitting instructor Howard Johnson, a member of the Mets’ 1986 World Series championship club, also would figure to be secure, though he could be reassigned.

The rest of Manuel’s staff includes pitching coach Dan Warthen, bullpen coach Randy Niemann and bench Dave Jauss – who, like Hale, is in his first year with the team.

The Mets’ situation is so volatile, virtually anything can happen, sources say.

He goes on to name minor league field coordinator Terry Collins and Double-A Binghamton manager Tim Teufel as top candidates to be replacements.

My thoughts are that this is only natural.

It is like when a President leaves office, the new one picks an entirely new cabinet. Honestly though I would hope that the new manager be it Melvin or somebody else choose who goes into the dugout with him and not the Wilpons.

We’ll have to see what happens though. What are your thoughts?

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